Check out Nourishing the Planet’s Letter to the Editor in today’s Boston Globe. In response to an article which featured urban gardeners cultivating formerly vacant lots in Lawrence, MA, we wrote about the benefits of urban gardening and urged local authorities to take it seriously. We highlighted the work of The Food Project, Groundwork Somerville, ReVision Urban Farm and Top Sprouts as successful projects that use abandoned and bare spaces in the Greater Boston community as urban gardens.
The growth of urban gardens in the US reminds us to see their potential as food sources and also as a way to bring communities together in using open spaces creatively.
To learn more about growing food in urban areas across the globe, see Farming on the Urban Fringe, Urban Women Grow Food in Sacks, Our Man in Havana: Sustainable Agriculture Thrives in Cuba